Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — January 28, 2024 at 10:57 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/28/24)

The Virgin Prunes

“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes are also available to subscribers to stream via the Sirius XM app.


Pigface, “Tapeworm” (Gub)
The Chameleons, “Time, The End of Time” (Strange Times)
The Chills, “Pink Frost” (Kaleidoscope World)
Spear of Destiny, “The Man Who Tunes the Drums” (Grapes Of Wrath)
Flesh For Lulu, “Seven Hail Marys” (Blue Sisters Swing)
The Cult, “C.O.T.A.” (Death Cult 8323)
Christian Death, “Burnt Offerings” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Big Black, “Pavement Saw” (Live) (Pig Pile)
Alien Sex Fiend, “She’s a Killer” (Acid Bath)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “My White Devil” (Porcupine)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Monkey’s On Juice” (The Singles 1982-1987)
Roxy Music, “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” (For Your Pleasure)
The Mission, “Tower of Strength” (Album Version) (Children)

Front Line Assembly, “Digital Tension Dementia” (Gashed Senses & Crossfire)
Revolting Cocks, “Something Wonderful” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
Moev, “90 Minutes” (The Early Years 1981-1982)
Leæther Strip, “Strap Me Down” (Solitary Confinement)
The Cure, “The Perfect Girl” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Swimming Horses” (Hyaena)
Tuxedomoon, “No Tears” (No Tears)
Virgin Prunes, “Caucasian Walk” (…If I Die, I Die)
The The, “Love is Stronger Than Death” (Dusk)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Who Do You Love?” (Barbed Wire Kisses)
The Rose of Avalanche, “Who Cares” (Always There)
The Church, “Is This Where You Live?” (Of Skins and Heart)

Joy Division, “A Means to An End” (Closer)
The Lucy Show, “Come Back to the Living” (…Undone)
Japan, “Life in Tokyo” (Assemblage)
Bauhaus, “Drink the New Wine” (Drink the New Wine)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Doctor Jeep” (Vision Thing)
Danielle Dax, “Fizzing Human Bomb” (Dark Adapted Eye)
Depeche Mode, “The Sun & The Rainfall” (A Broken Frame)
Nightmares in Wax, “Flowers” (TV Version) (Let Them Drag My Soul Away)
KMFDM, “Inane” (XTORT)
Front 242, “Moldavia” (Re-Boot: Live ’98)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Hand In Hand” (Confessions of a Knife)
Ministry, “Just Like You” (Twitch)
New Order, “Procession” (Substance)


Got a request? Requests will be considered for future episodes as long as they fit the show’s format and generally within the 1stWave era — and provided the host doesn’t harbor an intense dislike of the song. 






  1. How wonderful for you to play Something Wonderful. The Japan track was a fun addition. You have no idea how much hearing Hand in Hand meant to me AND for finishing up tonights show with a track from my favorite Ministry album. Speaking of good RevCo songs, could we hear:

    Revolting Cocks- Creep

    Hope you feel better soon and thank you for your dedication. Thank you for doing the Lord’s work.

  2. AND great final New Order request

  3. How about Severed Heads – either “Harold and Cindy Hospital” or “Goodbye Tonsils”
    Or Richard H Kirk – “Never Lose Your Shadow”

  4. Wow! This evening’s selections were perfection! Seriously. Man, I was dancing around for most of the show. Rose of Avalanche, Roxy Music, The Chills and Lucy Show were my favorites of the bunch.

    I’d love to hear –
    Japan – Adolescent Sex
    Shriekback – Hand on My Heart
    Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
    Alien Sex Fiend – Can’t Stop Smoking
    The Creatures – Slipping Away

    I hope you feel better soon : – )

  5. Hi Matt! Get better soon. I loved the cult tonight.

  6. Always great to hear Danielle Dax. Thanks Matt!

  7. Jesus and Mary Chain-Birthday

  8. WoW! Thank you Matt! Show was LOADED tonight!
    Tuxedomoon, Roxy Music, Japan, and nothing like the organic years of DM, and of course My white Devil, Moldavia and Procession.
    I bought my first NEW car in 1986 and the first cassette I plugged in was NO’s Everything’s Gone Green ep.
    Our lives are better with you in it sir.

  9. Great show, thanks for playing the big black request and I hope you’re feeling better!

    Biggest surprise of the night: Ian Astbury’s voice, still sounding pretty dang good!

    Really enjoyed the RevCo track and the industrial block in general. and who knew Roxy Music could be so darkwave-y?? Thanks as always for bringing us these delightful memories and new surprises.

    An idea for a future episode: Ride has a new single out, ‘Peace Sign’, that’s not too bad…

  10. Killing Joke – Goodbye to the Village

  11. Gang of Four – What We All Want
    Longshot Request (Jeff Buckley – I Woke Up In A Strange Place)

  12. Wow, something for everybody on last night’s show, so good! Huge props to you yet again Matt for being so gracious about playing so many requests. Love that Chameleons track, thank you Elliot for requesting BIg Black, RIck’s Bunnymen deep cut, and Roxy Music at their very best tracks off a perfect album – first hour was awesome. Both industrial blocks kicked ass, loved hearing the ‘new’ Bauhaus song again, and Procession was pretty much the perfect closer, nice call on that one Doug.

    Next time you’re in the mood for a shoegaze block how about a lesser known Chapterhouse track off the Sunburst EP, “Satin Safe.”

    Have a great week Matt and feel better, cheers!

  13. Great choices and enjoyed the industrial in each hour!

    Here are some requests –

    Concrete Blonde – Beware of Darkness
    Wire – Lowdown


  14. Super totally awesome playlist this week Matt. I hope you feel better soon…it’s that time of year. Thank you for playing my Front 242 request!
    Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Depeche Mode – The Things You Said
    Tori Amos – Winter
    The Cure – Push

    Thanks again as always!!!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  15. Here are some song requests for next week :)

    Depeche Mode – Master and Servant
    Sexbeat – Sexbeat
    Nightmares in Wax – Black Leather
    Love and Rockets – Motorcycle
    Tones on Tail – Slender Fungus
    Japan – Adolescent Sex
    Anorexic Dread – Tracey’s Burning
    Adam and the Ants – Beat My Guest

    Thanks so much for the amazing music!

  16. That Front 242 – Moldavia from Re-Boot: Live ’98 was a nice surprise! Very underrated live album in my opinion. If/when you revisit that album, hope you play Masterhit from it!

  17. Randall Griffith

    Great show! I would love to hear the Siouxsie and the Banshees “Throw Them to the Lions” B-Side of Dazzle on an upcoming show. Keep rockin and get well!

  18. I would love to hear Tracey’s Burning by Anorexic Dread :)

  19. You gave us another awesome show (while feeling under the weather – hope you’re better). Like yourself and others, I enjoyed the new Cult song.

    With Valentine’s Day looming – I would love to hear:
    The Jesus and Mary Chain “Some Candy Talking”

  20. Could you play either: Pleasure Zone – All the King’s Horses or Telepathic – We are Telepathique?
    Thanks as always!

  21. Loving the show this week. Hour 1’s Big Black and RLYL were the highpoints for me. Thanks.

    For the Valentine’s week show, would like to ask for The Damned “Love Song”.

    Thanks. Have a great week.

  22. Hi Matt! A few months back, my wife Hellen requested you play “We’re In This Together” by Nine Inch Nails and you did, much to our delight and appreciation!

    On a future show, would you mind returning the favor for me and playing NIN’s “Into The Void” (of marriage we go) from me? She would be over the killing moon about it.

    Thanks so much, and keep up the great work on the shelf! You are appreciated

    Kind regards,


  23. *on the show

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